Even in the face of great adversity, your MemorialCare Long Beach hospitals made incredible progress thanks to your partnership.
As you review the latest Gratitude Report, you will learn more about the transformative gift made by the Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation in support of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. The Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation Cardiac Monitoring Unit cares for patients with cardiovascular diagnoses and patients with both pre- and post-cardiac surgery or procedure.
As we focus on the future and the months ahead, we at Memorial Medical Center Foundation are forever humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support you have shown us.
Join us in reading more about the transformative gift made by the Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation in support of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. Next, you will see a video with stories from MemorialCare's frontline workers. Also, meet Raquel and learn more about her inspiring story. She was recently discharged from Long Beach Medical Center after spending five weeks battling COVID-19.
“Whenever our family has been admitted at Long Beach Medical Center, we always felt that we had access to the latest in technology and the finest physicians, along with a compassionate and efficient nursing team,” stated Marlene Temple, President, Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation Board. “We feel privileged to support the efforts of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute in advancing cardiovascular care, especially with the latest advances with minimally invasive surgery techniques.”
Since the beginning, our clinical teams, support teams and physicians have worked tirelessly with purpose and passion to care for the thousands of COVID-19 patients that have come through our doors. These are the stories of frontline workers at MemorialCare who stood together to serve the community they love.
Raquel was recently discharged from Long Beach Medical Center after spending five weeks battling COVID-19. After she recovered, Raquel spent two more weeks in the rehabilitation unit to regain mobility, strength, and endurance she lost during her illness. While our MemorialCare staff at Long Beach Medical Center cheered for Raquel as she exited the building, she proudly announced,“I beat the rona’!”
Nurses and doctors pose with a patient in a stretcher outside the old Seaside Hospital, the forerunner of Long Beach Memorial, during the 1918 flu pandemic.
(Courtesy of the Historical Society of Long Beach).
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